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IT Audit Manager - Pacific Western Bank (Brea, CA)

Square 1 Financial

BREA CA 92821

The IT Audit Manager reports to the VP, Director of Internal Audit. The IT Audit Manager is responsible for the oversight of all IT related audits including participating in or conducting IT audits as requested, and following up and testing of all IT related issues and findings identified in the various audits, exams and independent reviews. This position is responsible for understanding the business risks associated with the company's information systems and assisting with internal audits in order to help achieve successful completion of the internal audit plan. This position will be responsible for the review of various IT related scope documents, audit programs, work papers, and audit reports, and complete any other tasks assigned.

Incumbent must have experience in IT audit and must have attained IT audit related certification, such as CISA. Incumbent must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task. Requires exceptional judgment and ability to prioritize and handle matters independently.


+ Assists with the development of the IT risk assessment

+ Oversight of IT related audits, including the monitoring of the Outsourced Partner (OP) to ensure that the execution of the annual IT risk-based audit plan that is approved by the Audit Committee is on target.

+ Performs audits or field work with limited supervision and/or in conjunction with the Outsourced Partner (OP).

+ Performs follow-up efforts and testing on IT related audit issues.

+ Develops strong working relations with management to actively respond to changing technology risk/demands.

+ Completes work papers for each audit or follow-up performed, which clearly describe the scope of audit work performed, sampling method and size, results of test work, and any control or compliance deficiencies noted. Retains all supporting documentation in accordance with approved method.

+ Submits written audit reports, as requested upon completion of audits that provide recommendations to management for improvements in controls and efficiency.

+ Reviews IT audit related work and assists Director of IA or CAE with other tasks, as requested.

+ Perform agreed upon procedures for IT related project implementations and conversions as requested.

+ Prioritizes daily responsibilities and prepares routine project status reports, as requested.

+ Maintains audit independence and objectivity in all assignments.


+ Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university is required.

+ IT audit certification such as CISA is required.

+ Five to seven years of demonstrated successful experience in IT audit, with knowledge of Financial Institutions required.

+ Requires increasing experience in supervisory skills, project management and team work orientation.

+ Regulatory Compliance knowledge and experience is required.

+ Effective oral and written communication skills are required.

+ Effective analytical and organization skills are required.

+ Personal computer skills with working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet skills are required.

+ Demonstrates a broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in internal auditing standards plus a working knowledge of disciplines related to auditable areas.

+ Maintains all organizational and professional ethics standards and completes all internal audit work in compliance with internal auditing standards.

+ Maintains a team-oriented working relationship with OP, co-workers, and audit client.


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